VMware vSphere 6 Boot Camp - Complete Self Study Bundle

22 Chapters. 33+ Lecture Hours. Compare to VMware vSphere FastTrack [v6] at a lower price | taught by Larry Karnis

Course description

Buy This Course now and get all of these benefits:Price: $1,199.95

Need VMware Training?

When people go looking for vSphere 6 training, they usually start by checking out VMware's own VMware vSphere FastTrack [v6] class. However, that class is very expensive (over $6,000USD for 5 days) and only available through a very limited number of authorized partners.

What do you do if you need a vSphere 6 FastTrack comparable training experience, but at a more reasonable price? ESXLab has put together a comparable, all-inclusive video-on-demand self-study course bundle with everything you need to succeed. This bundle includes:

  • Video training on 22 chapters with no expiry date
  • Our complete vSphere 6 Study Guide, Lab Guide and Boot Camp Supplement course books (over 1,120 pages) in printable PDF format
  • 60 days consecutive days of remote hands-on lab rentals
  • In-course Questions and Answers
  • Our Ask-The-Expert service where you can ask our VMware experts questions unrelated to the course material
  • Weekly Mentoring where you can join other course takers in a general Q&A session with senior VMware consultants
  • Prepare to challenge the Certified Virtualization Professional (CVP)certification exam at the end of your course

With video-on-demand, you train on your schedule, and you pay a lot less than the published price for authorized VMware training. Why pay high prices for authorized training when you can get objective video-on-demand self paced training with books, labs, mentoring and certification for much less?

What Do I Get?

ESXLab is pleased to offer our VMware vSphere 6 with ESXi and vCenter - Boot Camp training specifically tailored for people who need practical, effective and low cost VMware training and who may be unable to attend a class (due to price concerns, schedule conflicts, travel restrictions, etc.). Others will appreciate that our training has just one focus - to make you the best VMware vSphere 6 administrator possible.

This class bundle gives you:

  • 22 chapters of training offering you over 33 hours of recorded lectures - the equivalent of almost 9 days of instructor led classroom training
  • All the information you need to install, configure, administer and troubleshoot all of the major features offered by your vSphere 6 licenses including many advanced features
  • Training on higher end features like Load Balanced DRS clusters, High Availability clusters, vSphere Replication, Fault Tolerance, Advanced Networking, Raw Device Maps, Distributed Virtual Switches, Performance and more
  • Unlimited access to these course topics with no expiry date and no time limit
  • Full access to the full course Study Guide (over 740 pages of slides and notes), Lab Guide (over 240 pages of detailed how-to instructions to install, configure and use all major vSphere 6 features) and our Boot Camp Supplement (with another 146 pages of additional lecture and lab material)
  • 14 consecutive days of dedicated (24hrs/day) remote hands-on lab environment so you can work through practical, detailed labs to build your familiarity and experience using vSphere 6
  • Priority lab support during the length of your lab rental
  • Ask-The-Expert services where you can ask VMware related questions to our team of senior consultants
  • Weekly Office Hours, where you can interact with other students, instructors and consultants using our distance meeting service
  • Everything you need to successfully challenge the Certified Virtualization Professional exam and earn the Certified Virtualization Professional (CVP) designation

If you are looking for lots of detail, here is a link to the full course outline.

List of Chapters

  1. How to install and configure ESXi 6
  2. Introduction to Virtual Networking
  3. Network Attached Storage and Network File System
  4. Advanced Networking Performance, Reliability and Security
  5. Virtual Hardware and Virtual Machines
  6. Central Management with vCenter Server
  7. Rapid Deployment with Virtual Machine Templates and Clones
  8. ESXi and vCenter Security and Permission Model
  9. Fibre, iSCSI and NFS 4.1 Shared Storage
  10. Direct VM to SAN Volume Access with Raw Device Maps
  11. VMFS - VMware's Cluster File System
  12. Infrastructure Monitoring with vCenter Alarms
  13. Resource Management and Resource Pools
  14. Workload Migration with VMware vCenter Converter
  15. Virtual Machine Cold, Hot and Storage Migration
  16. VMware Distributed Resource Scheduling Load Balanced Clusters
  17. VMware High Availability Clusters
  18. Continuous VM Availability with Fault Tolerance
  19. Disaster Preparedness with vSphere Replication
  20. ESXi Host Patching with VMware Update Manager
  21. ESXi Host and Virtual Machine Performance Analysis and Tuning
  22. Introduction to Distributed Virtual Switches

A complete course syllabus is available for review (along with many free lectures), in the Course Curriculum section at the bottom of this page!

Is this Course for Me

We assume that you are an IT professional with prior experience in servers, operating systems and networking. We assume no prior knowledge of vSphere. We start at the beginning by showing you how to install, configure and use ESXi 6. We move on to cover Networking, File Shares, Creating VMs, Installing and running vCenter and much, much more.Please review the chapter roster for full details. Go into each chapter to review a detailed outline of the major topics and individual slide titles. Try the free lectures and decide for yourself if this training is right for you.

Value Pricing

This course includes 22 chapters / 33 hours of recorded lectures, full course books, 2 weeks of lab rentals, support, mentoring, Q&A, our Certification Exam and more. There isn't a better (or less expensive) way to learn vSphere 6.

Course Books

Get the full course book set including a 740+ page Study Guide with full slide notes, a 240+ page Lab Guide and a 146 page Boot Camp Supplement (over 1,100 pages in total) with detailed steps to complete all labs.

60-Days Remote Lab Rentals

ESXLab rents ready-to-use VMware practice labs for all of our courses. Our remote labs are access through any PC, notebook or tablet that supports Microsoft RDP. Your lab rental is dedicated to you (not shared) and available 24hrs/day during your lab rental period.

Your labs are bundled in with this course. You can start whenever you are ready!

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ESXLab is outstanding. Their platform isn't a contrived lab build. They gave us access to a Win 2008R2 Server and to a complete lab environment. They also supply a setup manual, lab manual, student guide (that could easily replace a Sybex book) and responsive help desk for instructors. This is a complete solution. I'd use it in the future for this class without reservation."

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Larry Karnis
Larry Karnis
VMware Certified Professional - Author, Consultant, Lecturer

Get VMware vSphere & View Training... for less!

What do you do if you need to learn VMware but can't afford the $4,000 - $6,000 charged for authorized training; or you can't find a training event that works with your schedule? Now, you can enroll in my equivalent VMware vSphere 6 and Horizon View video-on-demand training... for less.

I have created courses that together offer over 36 hours of VMware vSphere 6 lectures (about 8 days of instructor lead training at 4hrs lecture per day normally offered in live instructor led training). With Video-On-Demand training, I can provide more insight and detail, without the time constraints that a normal instructor led training class would impose. My goal is to give you a similar or better training experience than classroom training - at about 10% of the cost.

Run This Class At Your Office

ESXLab maintains a pool of high-scoring, experienced instructors who would be glad to lead this event at your place of work. If you have 5 or more people and would like to run live instructor led (distance or on-site) training, please contact me for a quote.

About Me

I am an Information Technology consultant / trainer with over 25 years of experience in system administration, networking, security, infrastructure and security.

I worked for 10 years as a UNIX programmer / consultant before moving to Linux in 1995. I started working with VMware products in 2001 and decided to focus exclusively on VMware in 2004. I earned my first VMware Certified Professional (VCP) designation on ESX 2.0 in 2004 (VCP #: 993). I have also earned VCP in ESX 3, and in vSphere 4 and 5.

My VMware Work Experience

  • I have been providing VMware consulting and training for more than 12 years. I have lead literally hundreds of classes and taught thousands of people how to use VMware. I teach both introductory and advanced VMware classes.
  • I worked for VMware as a senior contract VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) and consultant for almost 5 years. One of my regular duties was to help mentor new VCI's - helping them prepare for and successfully deliver vSphere classes.
  • After leaving VMware, I launched my own training business focused on VMware virtualization in 2008. In 2013, VMware called me back to help them ramp up support services for the upcoming vSphere 5.1 product launch.
  • Prior to VMware, I worked as a contract consultant / trainer for RedHat (I hold RHCE, RHCI and RHCX), Global Knowledge, Learning Tree and many other training and consulting companies.

I hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Math from the University of Toronto. I also hold numerous industry certifications including VMware Certified Professional on VMware Infrastructure 2 & 3 and vSphere 4 & 5 (ret.), VMware Certified Instructor (ret.), RedHat Certified Engineer (RHCE), RedHat Certified Instructor (RHCI) and RedHat Certified Examiner (RHCX) as well as certifications from LPI, HP, SCO and others.

I hope to see you in one of my VMware classes very soon... If you have questions, please contact me directly.

And... please link to me on LinkedIn - https://ca.linkedin.com/in/larrykarnis



Larry Karnis

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Course Curriculum

Welcome to VMware vSphere 6 Boot Camp. Please Watch Before Buying This Course
Welcome to VMware vSphere 6 with ESXi and vCenter - Boot Camp FREE
Some Assumptions About You - The Learner FREE
VMware vSphere 6 with ESXi and vCenter - Boot Camp FREE
Why Not Just Take VMware's Class? FREE
Video On Demand Learning FREE
Study Guides and Lab Guides FREE
Course Book Preview FREE
Lab Rentals - Learn by Doing FREE
Can I Earn VMware VCP-DCV 6? FREE
Get Certified! FREE
Your Author / Instructor FREE
Let's Get Started FREE
Show Content
Install and Configure the ESXi 6.0 Hypervisor
How to Install, Configure and Use the ESXi 6.0 Hypervisor FREE
Stand Alone ESXi Hypervisor FREE
Chapter Project Plan FREE
ESXi Hypervisor Block Diagram FREE
Scaling Up Networking, Storage FREE
ESXi Server Hardware FREE
ESXi Embedded, Installable
ESXi Install Steps
ESXi Installer Boot Screen
Accept the VMware End User License Agreement
Select the ESXi Target Install Volume
Performing and ESXi In Place Upgrade
Select the Keyboard. Set the root (Administrator) Password
Hardware Virtualization Assist (Potential) Warning Screen
Enabling Physical CPU Hardware Virtualization Assist
Ready to Install ESXi 6.0
ESXi 6 - Installation Completed
ESXi 6 Direct Console User Interface
Log in to ESXi for the First Time
ESXi DCUI Configuration Menu
Default Management Port Internet Protocol Settings
Configure ESXi 6.0 Management Network
Select ESXi Physical NICs for Management Services
ESXi 6 Physical Network Adapter Details
IPv4 Management Port Configuration
IPv6 Management Port Configuration
DNS Client Configuration
Define Custom DNS Suffixes
Apply Network Changes
Test ESXi Management Network Configuration
Local & Remote Tech Support (Troubleshooting Options)
Restart ESXi Host Management Agents / Services
ESXi 6 Now Ready for Service
Alt-F1 ESXi Command Line Login
Alt-F12 Real Time VMkernel Log Entries
Browse ESXi Host Log and Configuration Files
Log in to ESXi 6 with vSphere Client
Self Signed Digital Certificate Security Warning
vSphere Client Home View of an ESXi Host
vSphere Client to ESXi Host Inventory View
Creating Local ESXi Host Users
ESXi 6 Default Host Roles
Joining ESXi 6 to an Active Directory Domain Service
ESXi Host Physical CPU Properties
Enable and Verify Intel Physical CPU Hyperthreading
ESXi Host Physical Memory Properties
Review and Set Network Time Protocol (NTP) Client Settings
ESXi 6.0 Licensed Features Review and Status
ESXi Host System Health Status / Monitoring
ESXi Host Physical Network Adapters (pNICs)
DNS and Routing Settings
ESXi System Log Viewer and Log Export Tool
Sizing ESXi 6 Hosts Physical CPU and Memory
Sizing ESXi 6 Physical Storage and Network Controllers
RDP and Web Remote Lab Access FREE
Lab - Install and Configure ESXi 6.0 FREE
Review FREE
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Introduction to Virtual Networking
Introduction to ESXi Virtual Networking FREE
Virtual Networking - Project Plan FREE
Chapter Outline FREE
vNetwork Standard and Distributed Virtual Switches FREE
Standard Virtual Switches FREE
Distributed Virtual Switches
ESXi 6 Physical Networking
Virtual Networking with Virtual NICs (vNICs)
Virtual Networking - Virtual Switches
ESXi Virtual to Physical Networking
Isolated Virtual Networking
Outbound / Uplinked Networking
Teamed Outbound Networking
vSwitch Network Frame Forwarding
Multi-homed ESXi 6 Networking
vSwitch Virtual Connection Types
vSwitch Port Groups
Running the Add Network Wizard
ESXi 6 Networking View
Changing a vSwitches Default Properties
Creating / Updating a Physical Network Adapter Team
Reviewing vSwitch Properties
ESXi 6 Physical Network Adapter Roster / Properties
Virtual Switches - Rules of Thumb for Working with vSwitches
Virtual Networking Lab FREE
Virtual Networking - Review and Questions FREE
Show Content
Advanced Virtual Networking - Reliability, Performance and Features
Advanced Virtual Networking - Reliability, Performance and Features FREE
Virtual Networking Design Goals FREE
Advanced Virtual Networking FREE
Physical NIC and Virtual NIC vSwitch Port Assignments FREE
Virtual Switch Security Policies FREE
Promiscuous Mode
Media Access Control (MAC) Address Changes
Forged Transmits
Traffic Shaping Policies
Traffic Shaping Settings
Traffic Shaping Use Cases
Physical NIC Team Settings
Virtual Switch to Physical Switch Ethernet Frame Forwarding
vSwitch Load Balancing Policies
Route By Originating Port - Step 1
Route By Originating Port - Step 2
Route By Originating Port - Step 3 / Benefits
Route By Originating Port - Step 4 / Concerns
Route By Source MAC Hash
Route By IP Hash - Step 1
Route By IP Hash - Step 2
Route By IP Hash - Step 3 / Benefits
Route By IP Hash - Step 4 / Concerns
Route By Physical NIC Load - Step 1
Route By Physical NIC Load - Benefits and Concerns
Active and Standby Physical NICs
Network Failure Tests
Resiliant Network Configuration
Notify Switches Policy
Standard Virtual Switches - vLANs
vSwitch Best Practices
Advanced Networking Lab FREE
Advanced Networking - Review And Questions FREE
Show Content
Connecting ESXi 6 to Network Attached Storage - NAS / NFS
Network Attached Storage - Network File System F FREE
Network Attached Storage - Project Plan FREE
Network Attached Storage - Overview FREE
Network Attached Storage - Problems and Opportunities FREE
ESXi as a Network Attached Storage Client FREE
ESXi 6 NAS / NFS Uses
NAS Protocols
Network File System (NFS) - Overview
NAS / NFS Components
Defining NFS Shares on a Linux Server
NAS / NFS - VMkernel Port Requirements
Defining an ESXi 6 NFS Client Connection
Defining a NFS Share Properties
NFS Shares in the Datastores Roster
Unmounting (Disconnecting From) an NFS Share
Troubleshooting NFS
Benefits of Using NAS / NFS Shares
Concerns When Using NAS / NFS Shares
NFS v3 Multipathing, Speed Concerns
NAS / NFS v3 Sample Network Design
Addressing NFS v3 Performance, Reliability Concerns
NFS v3 Best Practices
NAS / NFS - Review and Questions FREE
Show Content
Create, Configure and run ESXi 6 Virtual Machines
ESXi 6 Virtual Hardware and Virtual Machines FREE
Virtual Machines - Overview FREE
Virtual Machints - Project Plan FREE
Virtual Machines - Hardware and Operating System Overview FREE
Virtual Hardware Version 11 FREE
Base Virtual Machine Hardware
Virtual CPU (vCPU) - Sockets and Cores
Physical CPUs and Virtual CPUs
How to Adjust Virtual CPU Sockets and Cores Layout
Virtual Machine Memory
Virtual Machine Virtual SCSI Controllers and Disks
VMware Paravirtual Virtual SCSI Controller
Completing the Virtual Machine's Virtual Hardware Layer
Virtual Machine Remote Console Application
Internacting with the Virtual Machine's BIOS
Installing an Operating System Into Your Virtual Machine
A Virtual Machine Running with Vendor Supplied Drivers
Updating VM Drivers with VMware Tools
Virtual USB Device Support
USB 2.0 & 3.0 Controller and Device Support
Windows Performance Tips
Virtual Machine Snapshots
How Snapshots Work
The Snapshot Manager
Powered Off Virtual Machines
How to Take Ownership of a Powered Off Virtual Machine
Copying Virtual Machines
ESXi 6 Virtual Machine Supported Guest Operating Systems
Create and Configure a Virtual Machine Lab FREE
Review and Qustions FREE
Show Content
Central vSphere 6 Infrastructure Management with vCenter Server
Central vSphere 6 Infrastructure Management with vCenter Server FREE
Project Plan FREE
Central Management with vCenter - Overview FREE
vCenter is a Management Proxy Server FREE
vCenter Lab - Part 1 Only FREE
vCenter Server for Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012
vCenter Server Appiance (vCSA)
vCenter Server for Windows vs. vCenter Server Appliance
Single Sign-On Service (SSO)
vCenter Simple Install
vCenter for Windows Server - Database Options
Microsoft SQL Server and vCenter Server for Windows
vCenter's Database Size Estimating Tool
vCenter Server for Windows - Installer Application
Installing vCenter Server Appliance
Activating the Client Integration Plug-in (CIP)
vCenter Server Appliance - Ready to Start the Install
Selecting the Target ESXi 6 Host for vCSA
Setting the vCenter Server Appliance Administrator Account Properties
The Platform Service Controller (PSC)
Understanding the Embedded vs. External Platform Service Controller
Setting the SSO Password and Domain
Selecting the vCenter Server Appliance CPU / Memory Size
Selecting the vCSA Target Datastore
Setting vCSA Networking Properties
Ready to Deploy the vCenter Server Appliance
vCenter Server Appliance - Installation Completed
vCenter Lab - Parts 1 & 2 Only
Logging in to the vCSA for the First Time - Using Web Client
Adding vCSA's Base OS to Active Directory
Adding the vCenter Server Service to Active Directory
Updating Single Sign-On with the SSO Domain
Grant Administrator Rights to Active Directory Domain Accounts
Don't Bypass vCenter
vCenter's Home View in vSphere Client
vCenter's Home View in Web Client
Organizaing vCenter's Inventory
Using Folders to Organize Datacenters
Using Folders Within Datacenters
Viewing ESXi 6 Hosts Managed by vCenter
Managing vCenter Sessions
vCenter's Task Scheduler
vCenter's Task Console
vCenter's Events Console
The VMware Remote Console Application (VMRC)
VMware Remote Console Menu Items
Review / Edit Virtual Hardware with Web Client
The Virtual Machine's Actions Menu
vSphere C# Client - Use Cases
vCenter Functions only in Web Client
vCenter Maximums
vCenter Server Appliance Changes from vSphere 5.5
The VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA)
VMCA Options
Custom Certificate Management
vCenter Server Appliance - Management Console
vCenter Server - Best Practices
vCenter Lab - Parts 3, 4 and 5 FREE
vCenter Server - Review and Questions FREE
Show Content
Rapid VM Deployment with VM Templates and Clones
Rapid VM Deployment with VM Templates and Clones FREE
Project Plan FREE
Virtual Machine Rapid Deployment - Overview FREE
Virtual Machine Template Theory FREE
The Benefits of Deploying New Virtual Machines from Template FREE
Templates in Inventory
Virtual Machine Disk Formats - Thin Disk / Thick Disk
Thick Disk Use Cases
Thin Disk Use Cases
Selecting a Target Virtual Machine Disk Format
Creating a Template from an Existing Virtual Machine
Template Properties
Templates in the Hosts and Clusters View
Deploying a New Virtual Machine from Template
Cloning a Virtual Machine
Cloning a Template Virtual Machine
How to Perform Maintenance on a Template Virtual Machine
Windows Guest Operating System Customization
Legacy Windows Guest Operating System Customization
How to Enable Secure Shell Access on vCenter Server Appliance
How to Enable PI Shell on vCenter Server Appliance
How to Upload Legacy SysPrep Files to vCenter Server Appliance
Non-Windows Operating System Customization with vCenter
Pre-Built Virtual Machines - Virtual Appliances
Virtual Appliance - Examples
Virtual Appliance - Pros
Virtual Appliance - Cons
How to Import Virtual Machines in OVF / OVA Format
How to Export a VM in OVF / OVA Format
How to Change a VM's vCPU Sockets and Cores Layout
VM Multi-core vCPUs - Best Practice
Multi-core vCPUs - Maxims
Physical CPU to Virtual CPU Hardware Virtualization
Hot Plug Hardware Operating System Support Matrix
Hot Plug Virtual Machine vCPU / Memory Settings
Hot Plugging VM vCPUs
Hot Plugging VM vCPUs - Use Cases
Hot Plug Memory - Use Cases
Hot Plug RAM Strategy
Dynamically Adding Memory to a Running Virtual Machine
Virtual Machine 2D / 3D Video Support
Example of Windows 7 Using Basic 3D Virtual Video
Virtual Machine Hardware 3D Video Support
All Virtual Machines Support Simple Changes
Adding Virtual Hardware to a Virtual Machine
Virtual Machine Options
Virtual Machine Resources
Hot Adding a New Virtual Disk to a Running Virtual Machine
Hot Adding a Raw Device Map (RDM) Virtual Disk
After Hot Add Disk - Rescanning Storage Devices in Your VM
What's New in vSphere 6
Work With Virtual Machines - Lab FREE
Multiple Virtual Machines - Review and Questions FREE
Show Content
ESXi and vCenter 6 Security and Permission Model
ESXi and vCenter 6 Security and Permission Model FREE
Security and Permission Model - Overview FREE
Project Plan FREE
Privileges and Roles FREE
Permissions and Stock Roles FREE
Overview of Stock Roles
Permissions are Based on Users and Groups
Assigning Permissions
How ESXi / vCenter Determines Permissions
Assigning Users and Groups to a Role
Local, Domain and Single Sign On Domain Based Users and Groups
Reviewing Users / Groups Assigned to a Role
Working With Roles
How to Edit a Role
Permission Examples - Scenario 1
Permission Examples - Scenario 2
Permission Examples - Scenario 3
vCenter Server Users and Groups
The Purpose of the No Access Role
Checking Active Permissions on an Inventory Item
Viewing vCenter's Base Permissions
Permissions - Best Practices
Local ESXi 6 Users
Viewing ESXi 6 Permissions
Permissions - Best Practices
Permissions - Lab FREE
Permissions - Review and Questions FREE
Show Content
Fibre and iSCSI SAN Storage, NAS / NFS v4.1 Shared Storage
Fibre and iSCSI SAN Storage, NAS / NFS v4.1 Shared Storage FREE
Shared Storage - Overview FREE
Shared Storage - Project Plan FREE
Shared Storage - Problems and Opportunities FREE
Entry Level Storage Area Network (SAN) Features FREE
Higher End SAN Features
Fibre Storage Area Networks
Fibre Switched Fabric Topology
Fibre Networks - World Wide Names (WWNs)
Fibre SAN Zoning Options
VMware Runtime Hardware Paths
Hardware Path Auto Discovery
iSCSI Shared Storage
iSCSI Capabilities
iSCSI Motivation
iSCSI Block Diagram
iSCSI Network Redundancy Options
Understanding iSCSI Qualified Names
iSCSI Logical Unit (LUN) Discovery Options
iSCSI Hardware Initiators (Controllers)
iSCSI Software Initiators
Configuring the Software iSCSI Initiator
Changing the iSCSI Software Initiator's iSCSI Qualified Name (IQN)
Entering the IP Addresses of iSCSI SAN Targets
Configured iSCSI Targets
Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP)
CHAP Authentication Explained
Correctly Added iSCSI Targets
Scanning an iSCSI SAN for Storage Volumes
Reviewing New iSCSI LUNs
Reviewing Newly Discovered Datastores
Datastore Properties
View Storage Devices by ESXi Host
iSCSI Trade Offs
Troubleshooting iSCSI Storage
ESXi 6 - NFS v4.1 Support
NFS v4.1 Multipathing (vCenter)
NFS v3 versus NFS v4.1 Client Features
Parallel NFS (pNFS) v4.1 with ESXi 6.0
NFS v4.1 - Best Practices
Upgrading NFS v3 to NFS v4.1
Shared Storage - Lab FREE
Shared Storage - Review and Questions FREE
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Direct VM to SAN LUN Access with Raw Device Maps
Direct VM to SAN LUN Access with Raw Device Maps FREE
Raw Device Maps - Overview FREE
Specifying a Raw Device Map FREE
Raw Device Map Properties FREE
Raw Device Map Compatibility Modes FREE
Physical Raw Device Maps And VMotion
Physical Raw Device Maps And Storage VMotion
Physical Raw Device Maps And Cold Migration
Virtual Raw Device Maps And VMotion
Virtual Raw Device Maps And Storage VMotion
Virtual Raw Device Maps And Cold Migration
Raw Device Maps and Microsoft Fail Over Clusters
2-Node Active / Standby Clusters
2-Node Active / Standby Cluster Across ESXi Hosts
2-Node Active / Standby Physical and Virtual Cluster
4-Node Fail Over Clusters
5-Node Fail Over Clusters
Raw Device Maps Lab FREE
Raw Device Maps - Review And Questions FREE
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Administering VMFS - VMware's Cluster File System
Administering VMFS - VMware's Cluster File System FREE
VMware's Cluster File System - Overview FREE
VMFS - Project Plan FREE
Shared VMFS Storage FREE
VMware File System (VMFS) - Explained FREE
VMFS Version 5 Features
VMFS Auto Discovery
Building a VMFS
VMFS Name and Storage Device Selection
Storage Device Partition Configuration
Reviewing the New VMFS Datastore
VMFS Datastore Settings
The Consequences of Running out of Space on a VMFS Datastore
VMFS Capacity Management Options
Option 1 - LUN Span - Before
LUN Span - After
Create and Grow a LUN Span
Increase Datastore Capacity - Select Storage Device
Review the Completed LUN Span
Spanned LUNs - Concerns
Option 2 - Grow the VMFS Storage Device, Then Partition and File System
Expanding the VMFS Partition and File System
Growing an Existing VMFS Into Freshly Allocated Space
Review Updated VMFS Capacity
Fibre SAN Path Failure - Explained
iSCSI SAN Multipathing - Explained
Storage Multipathing
VMware Provided Path Selection Policies (PSPs)
Review VMFS Path Selection Policy
Manage VMFS Path Selection Policy
ESXi's Pluggable Storage Architecture
SAN Storage Considerations
SAN Storage - Best Practices
SAN Storage - Best Practices Continued
VMFS Multpathing - Best Practices
Working with VMFS Datastores - Lab FREE
Working with VMFS Datastores - Review and Questions FREE
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Infrastructure Monitoring with vCenter Alarms
Infrastructure Monitoring with vCenter Alarms FREE
vCenter Alarms - Overview FREE
ESXi 6 Host Alarms FREE
Adding an Alarm to vCenter FREE
Creating a Custom Alarm FREE
ESXi 6 Host Alarm Triggers
Datastore Alarm Triggers
Virtual Machine Alarm Triggers
Configure Virtual Machine Alarm Actions
Viewing Triggered Alarms in vCenter Server
Review Default Alarm Definitions
Setting Local Mail Server Properties
Set Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Properties
Review Updated SNMP Settings
Review / Edit Custom Alarms
Working with Active Alarms
Working with Inventory Object Alarms
Alarms - Best Practices
Alarm Targets
Alarms Worth Considering
Alarms Lab FREE
Alarms - Review and Questions FREE
Show Content
vSphere 6 Resource Management and Resource Pools
vSphere 6 Resource Management and Resource Pools FREE
Resource Delegations - Overview FREE
Virtual Machine vCPU Resource Tunables FREE
Physical CPU to Virtual CPU Service FREE
Virtual Machine vCPU Limits FREE
Virtual Machine vCPU Reservations
Virtual Machine vCPU Shares
Virtual Machine Dynamic Memory Management
Virtual Machine Memory Tuneables
Virtual Machine Memory Resource Tuneables
Virtual Machine Memory Resource Tuneables - Reservations and Shares
Resource Shares
Resource Pools - Overview
CPU / RAM and Resource Pools
Resource Pool Settings
Expandable Reservations
Resource Pool Use Cases
Auto Updating Resource Pool Settings
ESXi 6 Hosts Resource Allocations
Memory Resource Allocations
Virtual Hardware Resources
Resource Pools Summary Tab
Resource Pools - Best Practices
Resource Management Lab FREE
Resource Pools - Review and Questions FREE
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Physical To Virtual Migrations With VMware Converter
Physical To Virtual Migrations With VMware Converter FREE
vCenter Converter - Overview FREE
Converter Import - Source Machine Options FREE
Converter - Target Virtual Machine Platform Options FREE
Converter - Project Plan FREE
Operating Systems that Converter Can Migrate
What's New In Converter 5.5.3
Clone And Update Target Virtual Disks
Install and Enable Converter
Converter Steps
Prepare for Conversion
Launching Converter Enterprise
Profile The Source Machine
Specify Conversion Target
Specify New Virtual Machine Location
Specify Target ESXi Host and Datastore
Set Target Virtual Machine Properties
Cloning the Source Machine's Disk(s)
Resizing The Target Virtual Machine's Disks
Copying Disk Volumes
Synchronize Changes
Post Conversion Tasks
Create The New Virtual Machine
Virtual Machine Reconfiguration
Guest Operating System Customization
Converter Housekeeping
New Virtual Machine Housekeeping
Converter Caveats
Conversion In Progress
Converter Trouble Spots
Converter - Best Practices
vCenter Converter Lab FREE
vCenter Converter - Review and Questions FREE
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Virtual Machine Cold, VMotion and Storage VMotion Migration
Virtual Machine Cold, VMotion and Storage VMotion Migration FREE
VM Migration - Project Plan FREE
Virtual Machine Migration - Overview FREE
What's New in vSphere 6.0 FREE
Cold Migration FREE
Cold Migration Use Cases
VM Migration Lab - Parts 1 and 2 Only
VMotion Migration
VMotion Use Cases
VMotion Requirements
VMotion - Memory PreCopy Stage
VMotion PreCopy Progress is Monitored
VM Is Descheduled On The Source Machine
VM Context Is Transferred
Switch Over
Target ESXi 6 Host Schedules The VM to Run
VMotion Experience
VM VMotion Validation Failures
Validation Warnings
VMotion ESXi 6 Host Compatibility
ESXi Host Physical CPU Compatibility Requirements
CPU Identification Tool - AMD CPUs
CPU Identification Tool - Intel CPUs
Storage VMotion
Storage VMotion Use Cases
Combined VMotion + Storage VMotion Migrations
Long Distance VM Hot Migration
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Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS) Load Balancing Clusters
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Create A New DRS Cluster FREE
DRS Functions FREE
DRS Automation Level
Configuring DRS Automation Level
DRS Migration Threshold Explained
Adding an ESXi 6 Host To A DRS Cluster
DRS Initial Placement Guidance
Enhanced VMotion Compatibility and AMD Physical CPUs
Enhanced VMotion Compatibility and Intel Physical CPUs
Enhanced VMotion Compatibility Benefits
DRS Enhanced VMotion Compatibility Requirements
Enhanced VMotion Compatibility Validation - Successful
Enhanced VMotion Compatibility Validation - Fail
Mixing Server / Physical CPU Generations With Enhanced VMotion Compatibility
DRS Affinity And Anti-Affinity Rules
Per-Virtual Machine DRS Overrides
DRS Clusters - Summary Tab
DRS Cluster - ESXi 6 Host CPU / RAM Utilization
DRS Cluster - Resource Allocation Tab
The DRS Tab
DRS Activity History
Resource Management
Adopting DRS
DRS - Best Practices
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VMware vSphere 6 - High Availability Clusters
VMware vSphere 6 - High Availability Clusters FREE
High Availability Clusters - Overview FREE
High Availability Lab - Part 1 FREE
High Availability Virtual Machine Requirements FREE
Enable and Configure High Availability Clusters - Overview FREE
High Availability Clusters - ESXi Host and Hardware Monitoring
High Availability Virtual Machine Health Monitoring
Setting Your High Availability Cluster Failure Policy
The Difference Between ESXi Host Failure and ESXi Host Isolation
Shared Storage Permanent Device Loss
Shared Storage All Paths Down
Virtual Machine Monitoring Sensitivity Settings
High Availability Admission Control Policy
Admission Control Explained
Admission Control Settings
Admission Control Slot Size
ESXi 6 Host Failure Options
Network and Datastore Heartbeats
HA Network Heartbeats
HA Datastore Heartbeats
Configure Datastore Heartbeats
Configuring HA Virtual Machine Restart Priority Policy
HA Restart Priority - Best Practices
Virtual Machine HA Restart Priority Settings
Adjusting Virtual Machine Restart Priority Settings
HA Cluster Overview
vSphere High Availability Cluster - Summary
The Impact of ESXi 6 Host Network Isolation
ESXi 6 Host Management Physical NIC Failure
Virtual Machine Powered Off When ESXi Host is Network Isolated
Virtual Machine Changing ESXi 6 Host Ownership and Powering On
Maintenance Mode
Isolation Response - Epic Virtual Machine Failure
Isolation Response - Best Practices
Combined HA and Load Balanced DRS Clusters
vSphere 6 Clusters - Best Practices
What's New in vSphere 6 HA Clusters
vSphere 6 HA Disabled Virtual Machine Handling Improvements
Continuous VM Availability with Fault Tolerance
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Continuous VM Availability with Fault Tolerance
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VMware Fault Tolerance - Overview FREE
Fault Tolerance - Benefits FREE
Fault Tolerance - Fast Checkpointing FREE
Two ESXi Hosts Fault Tolerance Virtual Machine Protection FREE
Three (Or More) ESXi Hosts Fault Tolerance Virtual Machine Protection
Fault Tolerance - Use Cases
Fault Tolerance Lab
What's New In vSphere 6.0
Fault Tolerance - Cluster and ESXi 6 Host Requirements
Fault Tolerance Cluster Compliance Checks
Fault Tolerance Virtual Machine Requirements
Fault Tolerance Virtual Machine Restrictions
Fault Tolerance Networking - Best Practice
Fault Tolerance VMkernel Port Configuration
Enable Fault Tolerance On A Virtual Machine
Fault Tolerance Enable Compliance Checks
Turn On Fault Tolerance Wizard - Step 1
Select Fault Tolerance ESXi 6 Host - Step 2
Virtual Disk (VMDK) Replication Phase
Fault Tolerance Protected Virtual Machine
Fault Tolerance Operations
VMware Fault Tolerance Recommendations
Fault Tolerance Network Bandwidth Estimates
Fault Tolerance - Best Practices
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Disaster Preparedness with vSphere Replication
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Once vSphere Replication Is Enabled On A Virtual Machine...
The Replicated Virtual Machine
Importing the vSphere Replication Virtual Machine (In OVA Format)
vSphere Replication Appliance Console
vSphere Replication Appliance Web Login
Site To Site Replication
Updating The vSphere Replication Appliance
vSphere Replication Appliance - Set The Timezone
Updating The vSphere Replication Appliance Configuration
vSphere Replication Service Status
Configuring Replication On A Virtual Machine
Seclecting The Replication Target Site
vSphere Replication Target Site Roster
Adding A Remote Site To vSphere Replication
Selecting A Target Replication Server
Selecting a vSphere Replication Target Datastore
vSphere Replication Target Datastore Roster
Select VM Hard Disk Replicated Disk Properties
Virtual Machine Replication Options
Virtual Machine Recovery Settings
Recovery Point Objective Policy
Point In Time Instances Policy
Ready To Replicate a Virtual Machine
vSphere Replication Main Page
Manage > vSphere Replication
Virtual Machine Summary Tab > vSphere Replication Status
Monitor > vSphere Replication
Virtual Machine Synchronization Details
Virtual Machine - Manual Replication
Recovering a Virtual Machine With vSphere Replication
Recovering a VM with vSphere Replication
Recovery Wizard - Recovery Options (Step 1)
Recovery Wizard - Select Target ESXi Host (Step 3)
Recovery Wizard - Ready To Recover (Step 4)
Recovered Virtual Machines
vSphere Replication - Pros
vSphere Replication - Concerns
Commercial Alternatives to vSphere Replication
vSphere Replication Lab FREE
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Patching ESXI Hosts With VMware Update Manager
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VMware Update Manager - Overview FREE
Patch Management FREE
VUM Components FREE
VMware Update Manager Lab - Parts 1 & 2 FREE
Installing VUM
VUM For vSphere 6 - Size Estimator
VUM Storage Requirements
Launch The VUM Installer
The VUM Installation Wizard
Install and Enable the VUM / vSphere Client Plug-in
Configure VUM
Configure VUM - Network Connectivity
Configure VUM - Patch Download Settings
Configure VUM - Patch Download Schedule
Configure VUM - Snapshot VMs Before Patching?
Configure VUM - Enter Maintenance Mode Settings
Configure VUM - Cluster Settings
Stock Patch Baselines
The Four Types Of Patch Baselines
New Baseline Wizard
Patch Options
Fixed Patch Baselines - Select Patches
Dynamic Patch Baselines - Select Properties
Attach A Baseline To An ESXi Host Or Cluster
Scan For Compliance
Compliance Scan Complete
ESXi Host Patch Details
Scheduling VUM Tasks
VUM And DRS Clusters
VUM And HA Clusters
VUM In Action
VUM - Tasks And Events
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vSphere 6 Performance
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Active VM CPU Scheduling FREE
VM Scheduling Priority FREE
Physical To Virtual CPU Scheduling
Sequential Versus Concurrent Tasks
Safe Physical CPU Over Commit
Physical Memory
VM Memory Over Commit
Physical RAM to VM Allocation
Transparent Page Sharing (TPS)
TPS Security Concern
Enabling Inter-VM TPS
Memory Ballooning
Memory Ballooning - Example
Memory Compression
VMkernel Swap
Ballooning Versus VMkernel Swap
VM Size and Non Uniform Memory Architecture (NUMA)
Storage I/O Control
Datastore Storage I/O Control
ESXi 6 And Solid State Drives (SSDs)
Overview Performance Charts
Advanced Performance Charts
Advanced Chart Options
Performance Problems
Tracking ESXi 6 CPU Ready Time
CPU Ready - Virtual Machine Experience
Resolving High CPU Over Commit
Monitoring ESXi 6 Host Memory Stress
Page Faults In Task Manager
Virtual Machine CPU / Memory Consumption
CPU Best Practices
Memory Best Practices
Performance Analysis Tools
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Introduction to Distributed Virtual Switches
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Advanced Virtual Networking with Distributed Virtual Switches FREE
Distributed Virtual Switches FREE
Distributed Virtual Switches - Overview FREE
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Launch the New Distributed Virtual Switche Wizard
Creating A Distributed Virtual Switches - Steps 1 & 2
New Distributed Virtual Switch - Step 3
Review The Newly Created Distributed Virtual Switch
Adding An ESXi Host To A Distributed Virtual Switch
Add Hosts - Steps 1 & 2
Distributed Virtual Switch Physical NIC Migration Tasks
Selecting Physical NICs For A Distributed Virtual Switch
dvUplink Ports And Physical NICs On A Distributed Virtual Switch
Physical Network Adapter Details In vSphere Client
Review / Change Distributed Virtual Switch Properties In vSphere Client
Adding a Distributed Virtual Switch VMkernel Port
VMkernel Port IPv4 Properties
Migrating Virtual Machine Networking to Distributed Virtual Switches
Migrating Accessible Virtual Machine vNIC(s) to Distributed Virtual Switches
Migrating VMkernel Ports to Distributed Virtual Switches
Updating VMkernel Port Configuration
Migrating Physical NICs To A Distributed Virtual Switch
Adding ESXi Hosts To A Distributed Virtual Switch
Private vLANs
Private vLANs - Port Types
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